New Haven, CT: Contract Processing Archivist, Knights of Columbus

Job Opening Title: Contract Processing Archivist

Employer Name: Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives

Job Location: New Haven, CT

Application Deadline: October 16, 2022

Salary Range: $25-30/hour

Years of experience required: 1-3

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives – Contract Processing Archivist
Position Location: New Haven, CT
Reports To: Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archivist

Summary: The Knights of Columbus is a world-wide fraternal, benevolent society founded in 1882 which offers insurance to its members. The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives holds the corporate records of the organization. The Contract Processing Archivist will process and prepare materials under the direction of the Supreme Council Archivist. This is a unique opportunity for those who have an interest in corporate archives, fraternal organizations, and/or archives in museums. The successful candidate will possess a high degree of initiative, enjoys a collaborative environment, and seeks additional experience processing collections.

Preference will be given to archivists with 1-3 years’ experience. Experience with corporate archives is desirable. The position is full time (37.5 hours) for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities: The Contract Processing Archivist will assist with a wide variety of archival tasks and will collaborate with contractors, interns, and museum staff. Tasks include, but are not necessarily limited to:

□ Appraise record groups and create a processing plan.
□ Process and rehouse physical assets.
□ Create finding aids and their entry into ArchivesSpace.
□ Consult with Archivist to identify files for digitization.
□ Assist with oversight of on-sight digitization staff.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience
□ A MLIS/MIS from an ALA-accredited institution
□ Familiarity with archival best practices
□ Experience with archival arrangement, description, and processing of paper-based collections
□ Strong attention to detail
□ Demonstrated ability to analyze, prioritize, organize, and work independently
□ Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
□ Familiarity with content management systems, specifically ArchivesSpace is highly desirable
□ All hires must pass a drug screening and background check before beginning work.

Working Conditions
□ Office Environment
□ Moderate Lifting (15-30 lbs)
□ Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:30
□ Tobacco and Drug Free

Salary: $25-30/hour based on experience.

Submit cover letter and resume to VivianLea Solek, Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives, 1 State St., New Haven, CT, 06511 or to archives@kofc.org. Application materials are due by October 16, 2022 and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Position to begin in early November 2022.

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